Raft, Hike & Bike in Ecuador
Work up a sweat getting an insight into the wonderful South American country of Ecuador on this active, ten-day journey. Hike from the glistening crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of Chugchilan, go mountain biking down the world’s highest active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park and hit the rapids on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River. You’ll also go on a guided walking tour of Amazonian jungle, enjoy plenty of free time in chilled out Banos and discover the World Heritage-listed charms of Quito.
Quito's World Heritage-listed Old Town is best explored on foot. Wander its architecture-rich streets past dozens of gilded churches, through stately plazas and among vendors hawking local delicacies.
A guided walk through the Amazonian jungle reveals an array of wildlife and fascinating insights into the jungle’s critical role in the lives of locals.
Experience white water rafting on a main tributary of the Amazon River, the Jatunyacu (Big Water) River.
Hike from the emerald-coloured crater lake of Quilotoa to the tiny Andean village of Chugchilan, taking in glorious panoramas along the way.
Go mountain biking down the world’s highest active volcano in Cotopaxi National Park.
Enjoy plenty of free time in chilled out Banos, which sits in the shadow of the active Tungurahua Volcano. From hiking beside waterfalls to soaking in the mineral goodness of the town’s thermal springs, Banos will satisfy your spirit.
This trip visits places that are at high altitude, which for some people can result in altitude sickness. Read more about altitude sickness (and how to prepare) in the 'Medical and Health Information' section of the Essential Trip Information.
During your stay at the lodge in the Amazon Jungle, accommodation is quite basic (bed and linen are provided) and the showers refreshingly cold.
Temperatures in the Amazon can fluctuate. It can get really hot, humid and sticky during the day and cold at night. Light cotton clothing is the best way to tackle the heat during the day, and base layers are ideal for keeping warm at night. Insects, especially mosquitoes, abound in the Amazon. Bring tropical strength insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to protect your skin.
This trip incudes white water rafting in grade 3 three rapids, mountain biking on dirt and paved roads and lots of walking. There will be a moderate hike during the trip, which usually takes around 6 hours. Although it's not too strenuous, the terrain can be unpredictable and good quality hiking boots are recommended.
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